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October 01, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First today said the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement that it will provide supplemental funding to two nongovernmental organizations to...
September 30, 2014
Last month, Vice President Joe Biden called on the private legal community to do more to help recent immigrants—both families and unaccompanied children—who recently crossed the Southern border. The...
September 26, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden recently called on the legal community to step up efforts to provide pro bono representation for immigrant children. California Attorney General Kamala Harris subsequently...
September 25, 2014
Top News U.N. General Assembly This week, as the United Nations General Assembly gathers in New York City, President Obama will address member nations on Wednesday and is expected to focus on...
September 24, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said that a decision announced this week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to open a new 2,400-bed detention facility for immigrant families and children...
September 19, 2014
New York City - Human Rights First today urges the Obama Administration to stop detaining immigrant mothers and children and to support access to counsel by releasing families from detention, tapping...
September 09, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said today that, despite the president’s decision not to move forward with executive orders on immigration at this time, there are a number of steps the Obama...

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Resources

Factsheet | March 02, 2015
Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. The U.S. asylum system has protected thousands of refugees from returning to places where they would face political, religious, or other...
Testimony | February 11, 2015
Download the Testimony American Values and Refugee Protection Commitments  Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Reflecting this country’s deep-seated commitment to liberty...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Opinions | November 21, 2014
This is a cross-post from The Hill Tonight the president is expected to announce executive action to defer deportation and provide work permission for up to 5 million immigrants who are presently...

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